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The 2017 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$120 Early Bird Director Rate
Through Sept. 22nd
$150 Pre-conference Director Rate
Through Dec.15th
$85 First Time Attendee Rate
Through Dec. 15th 
$50

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It Takes a Village: Creative Classroom Management Strategies

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  • How can we manage classroom disruptions more effectively? How can they be prevented in the first place? The clinicians—two band directors and their principal—will offer creative solutions you can implement immediately in your classroom.
  • Anderia Troutman (atroutma@ccisd.net)
  • 12/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Andie Troutman, a University of Houston graduate, is in her 39th year of teaching intermediate school band. She is the head band director and fine arts department chair at Brookside Intermediate, where her bands consistently earn first divisions at UIL contest. She is an active clinician and adjudicator throughout the Houston area. She is frequently called on to be a mentor to student teachers and young band directors, and she was Brookside Intermediate’s Teacher of the Year in 2013. Andie is active in her church where she leads the hand bell choir and has made recordings with the music group Spirit of Peace. She is married to Tom Troutman and has two children, Jacob and Kristina, and five grandchildren.
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  • Jennifer Rogers
  • Jennifer Rogers has been teaching band for 11 years, 8 of which have been with her former teacher and mentor, Andie Troutman, at Brookside Intermediate. Andie and Jennifer have seen their beginner band numbers triple since they've worked together, a fact they attribute to their focus on building relationships within the community. Jennifer is an active clinician and adjudicator in the Houston area. She plays trumpet jobs around the Houston area and plays regularly with the Arpeggio Brass quintet. Jennifer graduated from Sam Houston State University and also marched soprano in the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps. Jennifer is married to Bryan Rogers, and they have two daughters named Susanna and Caroline.
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  • Lauren Ambeau
  • Lauren Ambeau is in her second year as a secondary principal at Brookside Intermediate. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University. She was named 2017 Principal of the Year in Clear Creek ISD. Lauren is an enthusiastic supporter of the fine arts department, and she was asked by the Brookside Intermediate band directors to speak with them at the Texas Music Educators Association convention in February. Her remarks on relationships and classroom management from the administrator's perspective were well-received. Lauren's educational philosophy is "We teach students, not subjects." Lauren is married to Kole, and they have two sons named Kade and Kyle.
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